Math rock; the very name seems contradictory, seemingly eschewing rock’s favoured heart-over-head traditions for a more cerebral approach to music making.

The genre can be broadly categorised as a dissonant, harmonically complex offshoot of alternative or indie rock, largely based around unconventional time signatures (if rock is 4/4, then math rock is 7/8), atypical rhythmic structures and dissonant chords. Lyrics are decidedly secondary. Melodies are typically described as ‘...


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